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Re: Hood problems [Re: Derek596] #743257
30/05/22 01:31 PM
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Hi Derek

I have a 2022 modelyear Plus Four and had exactly the same problem. The fastening system is exactly the same as the Trad models only the fittings have been upgraded somewhat, especially the release handle behind the drivers seat. The hood material itself is a lot thicker.

To solve the problem I adjusted the pins at the rear to the point where they fell out and it was still too tight. If you look at the catches that secure the hood to the windscreen you will find there is a lot of adjustment to be had here.
10 minutes playing around with these and Bob's your Uncle. If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself then take it back to the dealers.

Sir P

Re: Hood problems [Re: Derek596] #743526
02/06/22 04:54 PM
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Hi all, thanks for the information. Yes it is a new (Sep 21) Plus Four with a mohair hood. It had been down for about two months. Following the problem, my dealership suggested trying to attached the hood to the rear without it attached to the windscreen. That worked. I was then able, with a little difficulty, to attach the hood to the windscreen. It was then suggested that I try attaching the hood first, but do not pull down the catches. That worked. It was also suggested that mohair hoods shrink a little if not up, so I am hoping all back to normal after a week of the hood up and stretching a bit.

Re: Hood problems [Re: Derek596] #743571
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On your last point Derek; when I had a new hood fitted by the factory, they advised me to keep the hood up, when not in use.
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Re: Hood problems [Re: Budster] #743585
03/06/22 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Budster
On your last point Derek; when I had a new hood fitted by the factory, they advised me to keep the hood up, when not in use.
Bud
4/4 - Stanley


All hoods whether vinyl or mohair should always be kept in the fully locked position when not in use.


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Re: Hood problems [Re: Topline123] #743597
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Originally Posted by Topline123

All hoods whether vinyl or mohair should always be kept in the fully locked position when not in use.


I don't doubt the wisdom of it, but this has to be one of the guidelines most often honoured in the breach than the observance.

Can I really see myself laboriously erecting the hood whenever I put the car back in the garage only to take it down again the next time I go out? It's just not going to happen. If it's wet when I get home I leave it up until its dry, but once it's down it stays there until it's needed again.


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Re: Hood problems [Re: Derek596] #743599
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For the first few years my Roadster hood (mohair) was hardly ever up. It seems I got away with that.

Now I usually leave it up. But it's how I feel on the day!


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